Post # 1
I stumbled upon a new wedding venue in my area and fell in love with it! It is still under construction, but has a great look to it and a wonderful history. I took my Fiance for a visit and he cannot stand that it doesn’t have any windows.
Would a windowless ceremony & reception venue be a deal breaker for you?
I really love the feel it has, exposed brick, an open wood beam ceiling with amazing refinished wood floor; and am hoping I can covert him. I would love any suggestions or advice from someone with a windowless venue.
Post # 3
It would totally depend on what the venue looks like. Do you have any pictures?
Post # 4
What time of day are you planning on? I didn’t like the idea of a windowless venue for a daytime event.
Post # 5
I agree with msgraphics, if it’s in the evening I think it could be fine, especially if you’re going for a richer, moodier feel. If you want light and breezy and it’s in the daytime, that might be harder to pull off.
Post # 6
No pics I’m terrible at remembering my camera.
It is a December wedding and am planning to do the pictures before the ceremony. So probably late afternoon pics with a 4:30/5ish ceremony.
Post # 7
Our reception venue doesn’t have windows but with the price I didn’t really care what “it” looked like. lol
Post # 8
Actually come to think of it our venue has no windows either. I don’t think it’s a big deal. We love the venue and that’s all that matters. Plus we are having an evening wedding so it’s not like any light would be coming through the windows anyway.
Post # 9
I’d have a hard time. Fiance and I both LOVED our venue. It’s great that you love it – but to me, no windows would be a deal breaker. Depending on your wedding time, keep in mind the lighting and what kind of lighting you’ll need to get the best photos!
Post # 10
I don’t think windows are a necessity. If a venue looks great without windows, nobody will notice or care.
Post # 11
get some fancy uplighting, make it your own beautiful space 🙂 I personally am not sure i could deal with no windows (my venue is outdoors). But if you think about it, so many of the hotel receptional halls and such do not have windows so I think you will be just fine if you like it… go for it, make your day special!
Post # 12
We had a windowless venue–with black walls, even. What we did was to focus our decorating on lighting–DIY uplighting, paper lanterns, candle centerpieces, backlit signs and menus, etc. It ended up looking magical!
Post # 13
What I would say to your post is that the venue has to be a place both of you love. You can try to show him some pictures of windowless receptions but if he really hates it you should go with something in between that you both will love.
Post # 14
Our venue doesn’t have any windows either. I worried about it for a second but then realized that with our late afternoon/early evening wedding, it wouldn’t really matter. Also, I want more of a dramatic, moody, candlelit /romantic tone so I don’t think it’ll be an issue. Here’s a pic of our ceremony space w/nary a window in sight. (all those curtains are drawn over mirrors, not windows). It’s all about the lighting!
Oops, should have posted a reception pic. The ballroom doesn’t have windows either.